Wildlife Photographer of the Year

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Stunning images unveiled as Wildlife Photographer of the Year arrives in Brighton Museum & Art Gallery

The world-renowned exhibition, on loan from the Natural History Museum in London, will open at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery on 18 May 2019 featuring exceptional images which capture fascinating animal behaviour, spectacular species and the breathtaking diversity of the natural world.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the most prestigious photography event of its kind, providing a global platform that showcases the natural world’s most astonishing and challenging sights for over 50 years. Launching in 1965 and attracting 361 entries, today the competition receives almost 50,000 entries from over 90 countries highlighting its enduring appeal. This year’s 100 award-winning images will embark on an international tour that will allow them to be seen by over a million people.

© Emmanuel Rondeau (France)
Wildlife Photographer of the Year


Head of Royal Pavilion & Museums Janita Bagshawe said: “We are thrilled to be welcoming the Wildlife Photographer of the Year show to Brighton Museum & Art Gallery.

“This is an extremely popular show which appeals to people of all ages. The images show nature at its most fascinating, exciting and thought-provoking. We hope it is going to be a huge attraction to visitors and residents this summer.”

Jan English, Head of Touring Exhibitions at the Natural History Museum, says “Wildlife Photographer of the Year celebrates the very best nature photography, and it is consistently one of our most successful touring exhibitions, enjoyed by millions every year. These images tell thought-provoking stories about our planet that prompts us all to think differently about the natural world and the future we want to create.”

Exhibition information


Dates and times:

Saturday 18 May to Sunday 8 Sept 2019

Open Tue-Sun 10am-5pm, Closed Mon (except Bank Holidays 10am-5pm)

To book tickets:          

Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, Royal Pavilion Gardens, Brighton BN1 1EE



General admission £6 for adults, £3.50 Children (5-18)

Brighton & Hove City residents price £4 for adults, accompanying children free


Visitor enquiries:           Tel: 03000 290900
Email: visitor.services@brighton-hove.gov.uk


Facebook:                    https://www.facebook.com/WildlifePhotographerOfTheYear/

Twitter:             @NHM_WPY

Instagram:                    nhm_wpy


Media Contact


For further information or interviews please contact Caroline Sutton on caroline.sutton@brighton-hove.gov.uk or + 44 (0)1273 296718.

For urgent enquiries in my absence please contact museums.marketing@brighton-hove.gov.uk or 03000 290906.

Website:           brightonmuseums.org.uk
Twitter:               @brightonmuseums
Instagram:         @brighton_museums
Facebook:        RoyalPavilionandMuseums


To arrange interviews with photographers or spokespeople, please contact Zoë Summers at the Natural History Museum Press Office.


Tel: +44 (0)20 7942 5156

Mobile: +44 (0)7799 690 151

Email: wildpress@nhm.ac.uk


Notes to Editors



    • Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the Natural History Museum’s annual showcase of the world’s best nature photography and wildlife photojournalism on one global platform. Seen by millions of people all over the world, the awarded images shine a spotlight on nature photography as an art form, whilst challenging us to address the big questions facing our planet.
  • Wildlife Photographer of the Year Portfolio 28, edited by Rosamund Kidman Cox, is published by the Natural History Museum on 17 October 2018.


  • Developed and produced by the Natural History Museum, London, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition is an international showcase of the very best in nature photography.


  • Natural History Museum Publishing produces high-quality, fully illustrated non-fiction books about the natural world. To view the entire range of books, visit www.nhm.ac.uk/business-centre/publishing.